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Cover for Gene silencing to induce pathogen-derived resistance in plants.

This chapter provides information on the history of the use of pathogen-derived resistance (PDR) in plants and use of PDR for basic research and commercial purposes. Some limitations of the RNA interference (RNAi) technology are presented and various tools that can be used to design RNAi constructs ...

Author(s)
Zuriaga, E.; Polo-Oltra, Á.; Badenes, M. L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Host-induced gene silencing and spray-induced gene silencing for crop protection against viruses.

Since the beginning of agriculture, plant virus diseases have been a strong challenge for farming. Following its discovery at the very beginning of the 1990s, the RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism has been widely studied and exploited as an integrative tool to obtain resistance to viruses in...

Author(s)
Ricci, A.; Sabbadini, S.; Miozzi, L.; Mezzetti, B.; Noris, E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics and genomics of the rabbit.

The purpose of the book is to present in one location a comprehensive overview of the progress of genetics in the rabbit, with a modern vision that integrates genomics to obtain a complete picture of the state of the art and of the applications in this species, defined according to the multiple...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643342)
Type
Book
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Cover for Genetics of disease resistance in the European rabbit.

This chapter describes the genetic variability and selection for resistance to pasteurellosis, enterocolitis, myxomatosis, other infectious diseases, respiratory syndromes and digestive syndromes in rabbits.

Author(s)
Garreau, H.; Gunia, M.; Matos, A. L. de; Abrantes, J.; Esteves, P. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643342)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics of disease resistance in poultry.

This chapter provides an overview of the advances in genetic, genomic and functional genomic studies of resistance in major infectious bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases in chickens. Section 3.5 then gives an example of how chicken resistance to Campylobacter colonization could be enhanced...

Author(s)
Psifidi, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245042)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Where do we go from here?

This chapter describes the role of genetics on disease resistance and susceptibility, inbreeding, genetic diversity and other complex traits in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Engineering pest tolerance.

This chapter summarizes the ways in which genetic engineering has been used to improve the survival, growth, and defence against various pests of poplar (Populus spp.).

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phoenix dactylifera</i> date palm.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of dates (Phoenix dactylifera). The importance of developing various...

Author(s)
Cohen, Y.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus armeniaca</i> apricot.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, disease resistance, fruit quality, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of apricot.

Author(s)
Alburquerque, N.; Ruiz, D.; Burgos, L.; Petri, C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus domestica</i> plum.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, gene cloning, genomics, disease resistance, nematode resistance, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of plum.

Author(s)
Petri, C.; Ruiz, D.; Faize, M.; Burgos, L.; Alburquerque, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
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